2013 Kings River Cleanups
Earth Day Cleanup - Madison CountyThank you to the 15 local paddlers who braved the chilly start and a swift river to clean 17 miles of the Kings River form Marshall Ford to Rockhouse Landing.
Next Cleanup - Carroll County - June 1st!More Information.
Win this kayak!
Ozark Mountain Trading Company has partnered with KRWP to once again offer some lucky winner the chance to paddle a new kayak this summer.
This 9'6" Perception Tribe is perfect for warm weather floating, with ample storage and even room for your dog! Tickets are just $3.00 each or 4 for $10.00 and may be purchased from Mane Street Salon in Green Forest, Eye-Q Optical in Berryville, or from Ozark Mountain Trading Company, located 7 miles east of Rogers on Highway 62.
The drawing will be held during the cookout after the Kings River Clean-up, scheduled to take place June 1st. You don't have to be present to win, but join us in cleaning the river that day!
KRWP Annual Membership Meeting - March 26, 2013
Members and guests gathered recently for the annual meeting of the KRWP, held at the Berryville Community Center. Several board members were up for reelection. They were not opposed, so Matt Hunnicutt, Ron Flake, and Troy Cline will each serve three more years.
Randy Forst, Carroll County Extension Agent, presented a talk on how communities can work together to protect and conserve water resources, based on his experience in Collierville and Germantown TN., near Memphis. Faced with degrading water resources, these towns implemented “Low Impact Development” strategies like tree planting programs and permeable sidewalks to ensure that rainfall reached tree roots. Green spaces, water gardens and code requirement changes aligned new construction practices with proven methods of water preservation and reduction of storm water run-off into local streams. Mr. Forst admitted that such measures are notcheap, but stated that when communities work together to protect resources, the investment pays off in the long run and allows us to pass on healthy attractive waterways to subsequent generations.
Ray Warren, who oversees the water quality testing program, with the help of Glenda Allison, Kyle Hunnicutt, and Sam Davis, gave a brief report on how water samples are collected, and explained which tests are done in the field and at the University of Arkansas Water Quality Laboratory.
Ron Flake stepped up to recognize Walter Karnes', long-serving board member for his contributions to the organization. The musical group Southern Zephyr, including band members Rhonda and Glenn Littrell, and Richard Taylor were awarded for their contributions to the yearly party after the Carroll County river cleanups. Gray Squires, also a band and board member, accepted the award on their behalf. Members and guests were invited to enjoy refreshments afterward. 2012 Annual Membership Meeting